You may have see the articles online: The wellbeing of cats who call Hawthorn Race Course in Illinois their home was called into question after reports that race track owners banned the cats’ caregiver from the property and called for the cats to be removed. The story came to the attention of Alley Cat Allies through concerned cat lovers, and we responded.

Now, local groups Tree House Humane Society, PAWS Chicago, and Triple R Pets are involved and committed to keeping the cats safe. Alley Cat Allies has offered our support to these groups to ensure a positive outcome for the cats.

We’ll keep your updated on our involvement with the cats of Hawthorne Race Course.